13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku — 6 nights

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Ganja Mall. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku vacation planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Baku to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
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Sheki — 2 nights

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sheki online trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Sheki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gabala road trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Gabala sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Gobustan — 2 nights

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gobustan trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.